Anthony Hernandez at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, September 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents the first retrospective to honor the more than 45-year career of the major American photographer Anthony Hernandez (b. 1947, Los Angeles). Featuring approximately 160 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, Anthony Hernandez is the inaugural special exhibition in the museum’s new Pritzker Center for Photography. The exhibition will present the full scope of Hernandez’s long and prolific career, celebrating the artist’s unique brand of street photography and how it has changed and developed over time.

“Hernandez’s photographs have long been admired by curators, collectors and other photographers,” said Erin O’Toole, curator of the exhibition and Baker Street Foundation Associate Curator of Photography at SFMOMA. “SFMOMA is thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce his incredible body of work to a broader audience.”

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Anthony Hernandez, Santa Monica #14, 1970; gelatin silver print; Black Dog Collection, promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;© Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Los Angeles #14, 1973; gelatin silver print; collection of the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Automotive Landscapes #35, 1978; gelatin silver print; Black Dog Collection, promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ©Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Public Transit Areas #46, 1979, printed 2016; inkjet print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Rodeo Drive #3, 1984, printed 2014; dye destruction print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Landscapes for the Homeless #1, 1988; dye destruction print; 30 1/8 x 29 7/8 in. (76.5 x 75.9 cm); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase: gift of Collectors’ Forum, Susan and Robert Green, Evelyn Haas, and Pam and Dick Kramlich; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Angeles National Forest #3, 1988, printed 2016; dye destruction print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Wilshire Boulevard, 1996, printed 2016; inkjet print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Pictures for Rome #17, 1999, printed 2016; inkjet print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Everything #77; 2002, printed 2016; inkjet print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Forever #74, 2011; inkjet print; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Anthony Hernandez

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Anthony Hernandez, Discarded #50, 2014; inkjet print; courtesy the artist; © Anthony Hernandez

Images courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art